With several Hot 100 chart-topping songs the Jamaican musician and Grammy winner, reggae legend, Buju Banton was recognized as the Top Reggae Act for the 2020 edition of the MOBO awards.
Popcaan, Koffee, Lila ike and Protoje were all nominees in the Best Reggae Act category that was won by the Gargamel.
The long-overdue album, titled “Upside Down 2020,” his first true album in about 10 years made Buju the bigger winner on the night with regards to Jamaican music.
Finally released on June 26 summer of this year, the album also got nominated by Grammy in the Best Reggae Album category.
Buju Banton was in his usual graceful mood as he expressed his appreciation, he thanked the MOBO Awards team, and everyone who keeps on supporting and encouraging his musical endeavours.
He went on to implore all artists to keep using music to heal, teach, console and, most importantly, bring the entire human race to a better and unified state of being.
Joseph Louis who is the manager of Mr. Banton prolonged with his words on how he’s honoured to have been able to experience such a great reggae act, he went on to highlight the major contribution the legend has given to Reggae music this year.
Mark Myrie, a true legend was talked up by the Associated Press as one of the most respected artists in the genre The FADER highlights him as a great icon and national hero, they also joked about Buju, being more authentically Jamaican, even more so than Red Stripe beer, Jerk chicken, and a croaking lizard combined.
He’s as much of a singer as he is a very important statue within the Jamaican culture.
The MOBO awards show was broadcasted via live-stream.
Watch the show below.